1940s Weekend

31st August 2019 – 1st September 2019 all-day
Milton Keynes Museum
McConnell Dr
Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5EL
Milton Keynes Museum

It is time to roll back the years for Milton Keynes Museum’s tribute to 1940s Britain.

The 1940s weekend, happening on August 31 & September 1, is an important event in the museum’s annual calendar.

The 1940s was a time of war, turmoil, and rationing, but there will be no rationing of entertainment at this event.

Miss Lola Lamour forces favourite will be singing in the vintage tea room while you enjoy a up of tea & a piece of cake. No rations in the Granary tea room and tastes of the 40’s will be served up at the NAAFI and over in the new gallery you can see how brides from the era would have walked down the aisle, with a display of wedding dresses.

Displays from Home Guard, Free French, K2 Trust, GI’s, RAF and the NAAFI and if you want to know more about the law at war, village bobbies will be on hand to help.

The Ministry of Food will show you how to cook on rations, and the wartime garden is looking good just now. Be sure to pay it a visit and ask Mrs Skivvy how she has cultivated the area.

People needed to be thrifty in wartime, and popular historian and author Neil Storey returns to talk on a topic of the era. (details to be confirmed)

Elsewhere, you will be able to check out some stunning examples of domestic vehicles from the 1940s and shop at the vintage trader stalls. Don’t forget to take a trip around the museum.

We will keep you fed and watered too, with savoury and sweet food at reasonable prices in the Granary Tea Room, and spam sandwiches offered from the NAAFI.

If you fancy something a little stronger than a coffee, tea or juice, pop to the museum’s street of shops where the Angel Inn will be serving up beer.

The weekend is a terrific tribute to the sights, the sounds, and the people from 1940s Britain.

Bring together your family and friends for a wonderful day out, and relive memories of days gone-by, while making new memories to treasure.


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